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Fort Rucker

Daleville, Alabama

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  • Fort Rucker Child, Youth & School Services and Parent Central Services (CYSS)

    • Parent Central Services is located in Bldg 5700, RM. 193, Phone: 334-255-9638, Fax: 334-255-0540. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Outreach Services Director/PCS Manager: Phone: 344-255-2958, Fax: 344-255-0540. Patrons who plan to use any CYSS program should register their child at the CYSS Parent Central Services office. Effective January 1, 2008 annual registration fees are waived under the Army Family Covenant (AFC) for all children and Families registering for Child, Youth & School Services (transferable from installation to installation with appropriate documentation of enrollment status).

    • The following information is required when registering:

      • Up-to-date immunization records

      • Annual family registration fee (waived through AFC)

      • Valid sponsor ID card

      • DOD Fee Application (For child care fees in CDC, FCC, SAS.)

      • If the sponsor is single or dual military, a current family care plan

      • (DA Form 5305-R) is required.

      • Your child’s CYSS registration file can be uploaded upon your departure from any garrison and then downloaded upon your arrival at Fort Rucker.

  • Child Development Center (CDC)

    • The CDC is located in Bldg. 8938, Red Cloud Road, 334-255-2262, Monday - Friday, 5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    • Full Day Care

      • The Fort Rucker CDC offers full-day care for children 6 weeks - kindergarten age. The center offers trained staff, balanced meals, and age-appropriate developmental activities. Patron fees are determined by the total family income as directed by the Army CYSS Fee Policies and Guidance. Our CDC is certified by the Department of Defense and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. We also provide child care for groups needing care after hours in the form of special openings where a block of time for a predetermined number of children is paid for in advance. Child care is also provided during Sunday morning Chapel Services through a contract with the Chapel.

    • Part-Day Program

      • Children who are 2-3 years old are eligible for enrollment in the part day toddler program. Children who are 3 - 5 years old and potty trained are eligible for enrollment in the part-day preschool program. This program offers 2, 3, or 5 day sessions. Morning session is from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. This program operates during the school year with two separate summer sessions.

    • Pre-K Program

      • This program offers before and after school care for children who attend the half-day pre-kindergarten program at the Fort Rucker Primary School. Full day care is provided when schools are on vacation.

    • Kindergarten Program

      • Care is provided for children before/after school for kindergarten age children. Full-day care is provided when schools are on vacation. After school CYSS bus transportation is available on a space available basis from elementary schools in Enterprise and Ozark City Schools. Daleville and Fort Rucker Schools provide bus service to our facility.

    • Hourly

      • Hourly care is offered Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, for children 6 weeks old through kindergarten age. There is a $4.00/hour charge and $2.50 per hour for families using Army Family Covenant Funds. Reservations can be made up to 14 days in advance on a space available basis. We ask that reservations that are not needed be cancelled 24 hours in advance to avoid the $5 non-cancellation fee and allow us to offer care to a child on the hourly waiting list.

  • School Age Services (SAS)

    • SAS is located in Bldg 2806, 7th and Division Rd., 334-255-9108/9127, Monday - Friday, 5:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    • SAS offers a Before & After School program for 1st thru 5th graders during the school year. Activities include use of homework center and computer lab. During school vacation periods, SAS offers full day camp. Full day session times are 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Framework for the SAS program includes the following areas: Sports & Fitness; Leisure & Recreation; Life Skills & Citizenship; and Mentoring & Support. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are served. Patron fees are based on total household income as directed by the Army CYSS Fee Policies and Guidance. After school CYSS bus transportation is available on a space available basis from elementary schools and Dauphin Junior High School in Enterprise. After school CYSS bus transportation is also available on a space available basis from Ozark elementary and middle schools. Daleville and Fort Rucker Schools provide bus service to our facility.

  • Family Child Care Program (FCC)

    • FCC is located in Bldg 132, 334-255-3446, Office Hours 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

    • Family Child Care homes are an integral part of CYSS. These homes, on and off post, offer child care services to children whose parents have irregular duty hours, children who need small group settings, and those preferring care in a home setting. Family Child Care homes offer alternative care options for needs that cannot be easily met in center-based programs. Many prefer FCC due to its home atmosphere where care is provided for no more than 6 children. All Family Child Care Providers must register with CYSS and be certified prior to opening their home for childcare. Certification classes are held at least quarterly. Please call for more information concerning becoming a Family Child Care Provider.

    • Family Child Care users must register with CYSS. Parents can pick up names of potential providers from CYSS Parent Central Services. Family Child Care Providers establish their own fees for the services they render. The providers and parents are required to sign a contract agreeing on fees, hours of care to be provided, and terms of payment. We recommend that parents receive an orientation from the Family Child Care Director prior to signing a legally binding contract with an individual provider.

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